New Bern Historical Society Civil War Battlefield Park in United States

Swamp area where much fighting occurred

Nice trails for an easy, shady walk. A few hills here and there but an overall easy trail to navigate. Plenty of info signs to educate on the battle. Wish we had seen more wildlife but we know that’s uncontrollable.

Short trip, didn't do the full park Trying to keep the kids entertained, we went to the park to look through the paths for shark teeth. Yes, shark teeth on the paths. There is a whole bunch really.

A Must-See for history lovers The signs at the park do a great job of explaining the significance of the Union capture of New Bern to overall war strategy, and the many signs along the walking trail and the open area enable the...

The New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park, site of the Battle of New Bern, is comprised of over 30 acres in near pristine condition, unmarked by development or agriculture. The “redans” or fighting positions remain as they were a century and a half ago. You can literally walk in the footsteps of young Confederate and Union soldiers who were here on that fateful day: March 14, 1862. The Gateway Plaza leads to a unique 24 foot diameter color ground map and signage that provides an overview of the battle and a starting point for tours. Around the Visitors Center and along the battlefield trails are arrayed 36 informative and well-designed interpretive panels that tell the Battle of New Bern and the impact of the Civil War in great detail. The Visitors Center Pavilion is handicap accessible; the trails leading to the redans are gravel and mulch. The Park, which is unstaffed, is open dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Guided tours by volunteer Battlefield Guides are available for only $5 per person and can be arranged by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252.638.8558 (preferably at least 48 hrs in advance if possible). Only 5 miles from historic downtown New Bern, the battlefield is a perfect spot for history buffs, nature lovers, families, and dog walkers.


Address 300 Battlefield Trail, New Bern, NC 28560-4803

Phone +1 252-638-8558


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